Variety 106a

 Obverse 4: Medium Date, Slight Upward Slope, Die Lines Through Shield and Gown

Reverse E.2: Bisecting Vertical Die Crack


Obverse 4                                             Reverse E.2


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                   Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)



Comments: While Obverse 4 remains paired with a late die state Reverse E, the two diagonal die scratches on the left side of the shield are the primary diagnostic. Reverse E has developed a bisecting vertical die crack which starts at STA(T)ES and proceeds downward through O(N)E DI(M)E, crosses through the bow knot and exits to rim below the right ribbon end. Kam Ahwash had indicated that the obverse and reverse dies for Ahwash 4 and Ahwash 5 were different. Instead they are the same die pairing, but in different die states.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS63

1845 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 105a, 106, 106a, 107, 107a, 108, 108a, 109, 110

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